Youth and the United NationsChildren & Young People
Youth is defined by the United Nations (UN) as the age group between 15 and 24 years old and makeup 1.2 billion people or one quarter of the world’s population. Regardless of their socio-economic background or geopolitical circumstances, young people across the globe want to contribute to the creation...
23 Jan 2019
The Youth Dimensions of International Peace and SecurityChildren & Young People
At a recent international event on the Gender Dimensions of International Peace and Security in the UAE, organised by TRENDS Research & Advisory, the inclusion of youth was a strong theme that emerged from the keynote speakers and panel members. The Women, Peace and Security Agenda is the product...
26 Feb 2018
Investing in Youth for the Development of Human CapitalChildren & Young People
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace recently published a report titled Arab World Horizons: Arab Fractures: Citizens, States, and Social Contract. The Report examines the widespread lack of human development in the MENA region and attempts to identify key areas where governments can take action. Investing in human capital...
04 Apr 2017
Discovering the Voice of Youth on the Happiness FactorChildren & Young People
What makes us happy? Does happiness contribute to successful economies, peace, development, a good environment? The United Nations, in 2012, held a high-level meeting to address the issue of “Happiness and Well-Being.” The impetus for this meeting came from discussions over the sustainable development goals and the well-being of...
14 Nov 2016
Education as a Security Imperative in Post-Conflict DevelopmentChildren & Young People
Reports of armed conflicts around the world have become a familiar headline on the television, in the newspapers and online. Much of the reporting includes the impact that violence and war has on children, often containing graphic images of children in horrendous circumstances. For example, images of child soldiers...
17 Feb 2016
Youth as Partners in Peace and Security: United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250Children & Young People
On December 9, 2015 the United Nations Security Council adopted unanimously the first ever resolution on youth, peace and security focusing on the crucial role of young men and women in peacebuilding and their positive contributions to post-conflict reconciliation, and countering violent extremism (CVE). As with similar resolutions in...
09 Feb 2016